How to build a marketing strategy

Happy Holidays: 10 of the best holiday brand campaigns
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
December 26, 2019
Happy Holidays: 10 of the best holiday brand campaigns

By Ivie Ndep Holiday marketing campaigns have indeed become part of the culture during the festive season. I am a Christmas fanatic and I look forward to all the songs, Christmas lighting, decorations, and brands generally trying to outdo each other with their campaigns. This year, we see a lot of brands shifting to emotional […]

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My Favourite Marketing Campaigns from 2019
Marketing
December 10, 2019
My Favourite Marketing Campaigns from 2019

By Ivie Ndep Great marketing campaigns can help to generate ideas for your organization’s marketing efforts. The right marketing campaign can make or break a business. There were many great campaigns in 2019 so without further ado, here are a few of my favorites: Dove – Project #Showus This project stemmed from a survey conducted […]

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My favourite marketing campaigns from 2019
Business, Marketing, Strategy
December 5, 2019
My favourite marketing campaigns from 2019

By Felicia Guthrie As 2019 winds down, I’m taking a look at my favourite marketing campaigns over the year. Here are my top four picks and why I loved them! The Bell – A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort In late spring/early summer, the fast food giant took over a Palm Springs hotel for a […]

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Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
September 12, 2019
Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them

By Felicia Guthrie Creating an ad campaign as a small business can be tricky as you may not have anyone with marketing or advertising experience. Heck, even the big guys get it wrong sometimes and they have huge marketing, advertising and PR teams behind them. Mistakes (ad blunders), whether it’s in direction, imagery, tone, or […]

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Exploring the world of CGI Influencers
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
August 1, 2019
Exploring the world of CGI Influencers

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve written and shared countless articles about influencer marketing, from the basics, to the do’s and don’ts, and everything in between but today I’ll be exploring the current fascination with and future of CGI influencers. What and who are CGI Influencers? CGI stands for Computer Generated Imagery, this means that CGI Influencers […]

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Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 25, 2019
Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?

The short answer: Neither Influencer Marketing nor Traditional Marketing is better than the other. The long answer is a bit more involved. Defining terms Before I can fully answer the question, we should look at the definitions of Influencer Marketing and Traditional Marketing. Influencer Marketing is when you engage individuals (usually on social media) who […]

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4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 11, 2019
4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing

You’ve probably heard by now that Influencer Marketing is projected to be a $10 Billion industry by 2020… That’s less than a year away… $10 Billion… The question is, are you using this wildly popular form of marketing yet? While influencer marketing isn’t for every brand, you should seriously consider including it as part of […]

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Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 4, 2019
Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve given you the 411 on influencer marketing in the past, but here’s a refresher before we dig deeper into the world of influencer marketing. Influencer marketing is a form of marketing that places focus on people who are influential on social media rather than placing focus on the target market. Influencer […]

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10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…
Business, Marketing, Strategy
April 25, 2019
10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…

A great marketing strategy is one of the most important investments you will make for your business. You won’t have customers or a growing loyal community unless people know who you are. Without customers, you won’t have a business at all. We have all heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money,” […]

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How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 31, 2019
How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads

By Felicia Guthrie Sunday, February 3rd, marks Super Bowl LIII, and while we can expect the typical star-studded commercials from major brands like Pepsi, we’re also excited to see how brands are changing up the classic Super Bowl Commercial. Two brands breaking from traditional ads are Olay and Skittles. In the past, Super Bowl ads […]

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